WHO to convene emergency committee on monkeypox spread

The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it will convene a meeting of outside experts next week to advise it on whether the current spread of monkeypox constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.

The unprecedented geographic expansion of the virus means there may be a need for a coordinated international response, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said as he announced he had called a meeting of a so-called emergency committee for June 23.

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